Wooden Teacup

Introduction: Wooden Teacup

Hello everybody today for my very first instructable I will be showing you how to turn a hardwood bedpost into a teacup!

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Step 1: Wood

First, you need to find some wood. I used an old bed post. anything will work as long as it has a tight grain.(oak, cedar etc)

Step 2: The First Cut!

okay, for this step you can use pretty much any saw, but I used a chop saw. cut the bedpost into 6.5 cm tall cubes or cylinders. if this is a cube, get a 6.5 cm hole cutting drill bit to roughly shape the round cup.

Step 3: Carving the Middle

First I drilled a bunch of holes into the cup to make cutting out the middle easier. Make sure you don't drill too deeply by taping off the drill bit to the length you want to drill. If you don't have a dremel it's going to take a while and even if you do I would suggest doing a lot of the end work by hand because it's very easy to take too much off with a dremel. But next just use coarse to fine grit sand-paper to get the walls as thin as possible.

Step 4: Almost There!

you should have something that looks like this. keep sanding!

Step 5: The Bottom(pun Intended)

if you want to go above and beyond, try to put a pattern on it! checkerboard, engravement ...

Step 6: The Finnish Finish That Isn't Finnish.

i used claphlams beeswax salad bowl finish in 3 coats but you can use any oil except olive. (it rots fast [2-3 months])

Step 7: All Done!

Now have a cup of tea!

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    2 years ago

    Congratulations for publishing your first instructable! I hope you’ll get a lot of “I made it”s from people you inspire. I love the natural wood finish and the fact that you used beeswax...awesome!


    2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing :)